Posted by Sandeep Singh on 02 Nov, 2018
Papyrus Australia is the developer of a world-first technology that converts the waste trunk of the banana palm into alternatives to forest wood products to be used in the paper, packaging, furniture, building, construction and other industries.
The Papyrus process uses a renewable fibre source (i.e. banana tree trunk) that is fully sustainable, does not contribute to the destruction of natural or purpose-planted forests and does not consume any chemicals or water during manufacture. The process is also much more environmentally-friendly and has significantly lower production costs when compared to comparable products
Posted by Sandeep Singh on 31 Oct, 2018
Bio-lutions GmbH, a revolutionary company that believes in sustainable innovations, does just this. The idea is to create a win-win situation. No more mountains of plastic and cellulose waste that takes forever to decompose, plus the added income for the farmers who would otherwise just burn the excess plant scrap.Their innovation is a patented 'mechanical process' through which agricultural residual fibres are converted into self-binding micro and nano fibrillated natural fibres using only water.
This Germany-based company, founded by architect and industrial designer Eduardo Gordillo in 2012 has set up its first ever pilot project in Bengaluru and is slowly working toward making a huge change in the game of disposables and packaging.